The New Mexico Higher Education Department (NMHED) is responsible for the review and approval of public college and university Capital Projects. The NMHED is committed to the concept of responsible use of public funds for providing appropriate and relevant learning environments for New Mexico's students.
The Capital Projects Coordinator is responsible for the statutory management of all areas for Capital Projects for NMHED, including the Capital Projects Process and the Draw Process for capital funds appropriated to NMHED for Institutions of Higher Education (IHE's).
The Capital Projects Auditor mission is to assist NMHED management and the Institutions of Higher Education in the effective discharge of their fiduciary and administrative responsibilities by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. This assistance is provided through a series of independent and objective operational and compliance audits, internal control reviews, and advisory services designed to add value and improve operations.
The Capital Projects Committee provides guidance, reviews, and approves appropriate funding of public higher education facilities. The Capital Projects Coordinator coordinates all work and outcomes of the Capital Projects Committee including monthly meetings for review and recommendation of projects for post-secondary and special school projects. This includes annual state-wide capital outlay hearings leading to NMHED's funding recommendation for capital projects for the IHE's, special schools and tribal colleges.
Ronald James, Capital Projects Coordinator
Office Phone: 505-476-8434
Gerald Hoehne, Capital Projects Auditor
Office Phone: 505-476-8423
CAPITAL PROJECTS COMMITTEE
Dr. Gerald Burke: Co-Chair
Dr. Harrison Rommel: Higher Education Department, Co-Chair
Ronald James: Higher Education Department, Member
Debbie Romero: Department of Finance and Administration Capital Outlay, Member
Harold Trujillo: Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Member
Linda Kehoe: Legislative Finance Committee, Member
Sonya G. Snyder: Legislative Finance Committee, Member
Gerald Hoehne: Higher Education Department, Non-voting Member
Tonantzin Roybal: Department of Finance and Administration Capital Outlay, Alternate Member
Erica Velarde: Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Alternate Member